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Jul 19, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in me, i believed in me. >> taking advantage of the "middle school moment." >> any school can use this system to keep kids on track. >> these two stories on this special edition frontline. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. additional funding is provided by the park foundation dedicated to hghteni pubc areness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund. major funding for this program is provided by the bill and melinda gates foundation. and by the corporation for public broadcasting and its american graduate initiative for "middle school moment." >> be good. >> i won't. >> yeah, i know. >> my ninth grade year was probably the worst because i was constantly being beaten up and, you know, jumped and everything. i was pretty much an outcast. constantly in the o
Jul 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
it is them and not us." for once in a lifetime, it is about white people andt's not about black people. >> narrator: around the country, in gay communities like san francisco's castro district, word spread about the mysterious killer disease. but on the other side of the bay, in oakland, it was a different story. >> that bridge really is a divider. they are literally two different worlds. when a black person would go to the door of the white gay clubs in san francisco back in the '80s and '90s, we would be asked for two, three, four pieces of id before we could get in. we weren't considered a hot spot. it was san francisco. even though we were burning, too. >> all i can say about the difference in the early '80s from san francisco and oakland is that it was silence. while in san francisco they were acting up, literally, and talking about hiv, over in oakland it was silence and fear. >> we sit in oakland across the bay from san francisco. san francisco is known around the world as a gay community. san francisco is 4% african american. oakland, on the other hand, is 45% african american.
Jul 26, 2012 3:30am EDT
, probably, at least a $7 or $8 billion investment just to get us up and running. >> narrator: john shively became ceo of the pebble partnership in 2008. his job is to guide the project through the long permitting process. >> we think the resource probably would last for a 100 years or more of mining, but we're not going to try to permit a mine that's a hundred years long. >> narrator: this is the valley where the mine would be built, 15 miles from lake iliamna. >> it's a very complicated project. i mean, it's a mine, a significant-sized mine. it's an 86-mile road. it's a brand new major port, and it's a power project. any one of those four would require full environmental impact statements. so making all those pieces fit, both in terms of the environment and then economically and operationally, is not easy. >> a mine in this area is very complicated. there are a lot of moving parts, and you have to really look at every one of those closely. >> narrator: ken taylor is a wildlife biologist who is in charge of pebble's environmental studies. >> if we can't coexist with the fishery, then we sh
Jul 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, this is what he was using... >> smith: to find out why, reporters at frontline and propublica investigated the 50 cell related deaths. but did they address the question of responsibility for... after pouring over thousands of documents, we discovered a complex web of subcontracting that has allowed the major carriers to avoid scrutiny when accidents happen. >> any of your cell phone carriers, as far as their concern, safety is our issue, not theirs. >> smith: ray hull is a tower climbing veteran. before cell phones, he worked mostly on tv and radio towers. >> any major tower company knew who i was, knew who my dad was, my granddad. i'm third generation in that line of work. >> smith: but with the boom in cell phones, the industry suddenly changed. >> there was a big push for these cell companies to start expanding out and covering the dead areas, everybody trying to outdo everybody. >> 15, 20 years ago, a good tower company might... might build four towers a year. now timelines are radically different. so instead of contracts to build a tower, you have contracts to build 40 towers. >> smit
Jul 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
. a quant uses statistical methods to try to predict patterns in the market. >> narrator: her work was used to predict when big pension funds would buy or sell so the firm could jump in ahead of their trades. >> i just felt like i was doing something immoral. i was taking advantage of people i don't even know whose retirements were in these funds. we all put money into our 401(k)s. and wall street takes this money and just skims off, like, a certain percentage every quarter. at the very end of somebody's career, they retire and they get some of that back. this is this person's money, and it's just basically going to... to wall street. just doesn't seem right. >> everybody kind of knows in their heart that something's not right. but once you are making money for a while, you don't ever want to stop making money. >> narrator: caitlin kline came to wall street in 2004. she says it was all very seductive. >> your whole first summer is taken up with things like golf lessons and negotiation classes, wine tastings, things make sure you know how to handle yourself in a business environment. >> nar
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